A Stylish, Hidden Gem in Historic Alnwick
Copperfield House provides unique accommodation in Alnwick, situated in the very heart of this thriving market town. Nestled in a street steeped with history, Copperfield House has been lovingly restored in early 2021 to become the stylish and high-quality home it is today.
Sleeping 4 guests in 3 bedrooms (with flexible sleeping arrangements), Copperfield House features an eye-catching copper bath in the family bathroom, perfect for long soaks after a coastal walk. With not one but two wood burning stoves, Copperfield House is much more than just a base. It is an Instagram-worthy haven that is as much about style as it is comfort.
1 dog welcome, free Wi-Fi as standard and full of home comforts and lots of luxuries.
Copperfield House sleeps 4 guests in 3 bedrooms but can accommodate a 5th guest with flexible sleeping arrangements. There is a king size room, a super king/twin single bedroom and a snug room containing a single bed. There is one impressive family bathroom with a copper roll-top bath and large separate shower.
Downstairs, each reception room has been lovingly restored with a casual lounge to the left and the dining room to the right, leading to the kitchen. Both the lounge and dining room have a wood burning stove for ambience. There is a small yard to the rear and parking is on street in this small terraced street in a quiet area of the town.
1 dog welcome, free Wi-Fi is provided as standard and Copperfield House contains all the usual home comforts plus some luxurious to make your holiday extra special.
As the property can sleep 5 but there is only 1 bathroom, it is more suited to 4 guests but can accommodate 5.
Enter from the roadside into a pleasant hallway, with the reclaimed staircase leading to the first floor, lounge on your left and dining room on your right. The hallway corridor leads straight down to the separate kitchen.
The kitchen is compact yet extremely well equipped to cook up a storm! With a large window looking out to the enclosed, private yard, the kitchen contains a fridge/freezer, range cooker with 4 compartments and a 7-ring gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, microwave, Nespresso ‘pod’ machine (with initial supply of pods supplied), dishwasher and washing machine.
The back door opens out to the small enclosed patio yard, complete with pretty fairy lights and a traditional white iron table to seat 4. Ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or late afternoon G&T in warmer weather.
The dining room sits at the front of the house and has a formal yet cosy ambiance. The central focus is on the beautiful stone inglenook fireplace which was uncovered during the 2021 renovations, which now houses a wood burning stove. The large, round table seats up to 4 guests and there is a velvet sofa for relaxing by the fire with an after dinner drinks. With the original sash window, wood flooring and cosy fire lit, the dining room is just perfect for hosting a romantic dinner. A small supply of logs and provisions are provided between October-April.
Also traditionally sitting at the front of the house, the lounge houses the same feature stone inglenook fireplace with a beautiful ornate wood burning stove. A 3-seater suede sofa and 2-seater suede sofa focuses around the fire and Smart TV with access to Netflix. A small supply of logs and provisions are provided between October-April.
This gorgeous bedroom contains a stunningly-preserved fire surround which offers glimmers of the past life of this old historic home. This bedroom contains a wrought-iron king size bed (5ft wide), a large original sash window, large set of drawers, cupboard-wardrobe and a comfortable armchair. Luxury bed linens and fluffy towels provided. (Fire not in use for health and safety reasons)
An equally lovely room, this bedroom also looks out to the front of the house through an original, large sash window, allowing natural daylight to flood the room. Containing 2 full-size single beds (3ft wide) this bed can be made into a super-king size if preferred (6ft wide). Please request on the online booking form or mention when booking over the telephone. Large set of drawers, walk-in wardrobe and large armchair provided. Luxury bed linens and fluffy towels included.
This compact room contains a single bed, tallboy and wall-mounted Smart TV. This bedroom is ideal to be used as a snug, but if it is required as a bed the pillows can be obtained from the ottoman storage under the bed.
Whilst this bedroom can accommodate a 5th guest (adult or child) the house is much better suited to 4 guests, due to their being just 1 bathroom.
Containing arguably one of the best features of the house, the family bathroom contains a stunning copper plunge bath, making long, indulgent soaks a difficult temptation to resist. For those who prefer a shower, the large, walk in shower contains a rainfall shower head and additional attachment. There is also a wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and complimentary toiletries provided by local luxury brand, Notes of Northumberland.
Accessed from the kitchen, the rear yard is a small, enclosed and private space housing a small white wrought iron table and 4 chairs. Perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif or some quiet space in a morning to read a book.
Due to the position of Copperfield House, there is no dedicated parking and all parking is on-street. Howick Street has no parking restrictions or permit-policies in place.
A lovingly restored home-from-home
Copperfield House has been lovingly restored to provide a modern and stylish holiday home. The deep copper plunge bath is difficult to resist, perfect for long soaks with a glass of wine.
Facts & Features
Copperfield House is best suited to 4 guests but can sleep 5.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes luxury complimentary toiletries by Notes of Northumberland.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Copperfield House, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
1 infant welcome. 1 travel cot, highchair and pressure-fit stairgate available upon request.
There is a small, enclosed patio yard accessible from the kitchen. Seating for 4 on a small, wrought iron table and chairs.
There is no BBQ provided and due to the size of the yard space it would not be appropriate to have one.
There is no designated parking but you can park on the quiet residential street and there are no parking charges or permits.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE66 1UY.
3 bedrooms; master bedroom is king size, 2nd bedroom is twin singles or a super king size (please decided preference upon booking) and the snug room can sleep 1 guest in a single bed. All bedding is hypo-allergenic.
The impressive bathroom contains a Copper roll-top bath, large walk-in shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Complimentary toiletries provided by Notes of Northumberland.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available).
Electric range oven and gas hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine (with initial supply of pods) and cafetiere. Washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and board games. Central heating is provided throughout. The house uses ‘Bulb’, a green energy supplier.
TV’s and Technology
Large Smart TV in the lounge and small Smart TV in single bedroom/snug with Netflix account provided for guest use. Sonos speaker system and free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation across two floors. All bedrooms and the bathroom on the first floor; kitchen, dining room and lounge on the ground floor.
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a 3D virtual tour of Copperfield House. Click on the image below to start your tour of this gorgeous cottage. Use your mouse or touch-screen to move around the cottage and explore all areas. Click the floor plan to enlarge it.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone; 01665 710700.
Map & Local Area
Copperfield House is in a quiet terraced Street in Alnwick called Howick Street, just a few easy minutes walk to the very centre of the town. You can easily walk to Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Treehouse and the Castle from the house, as well as a great selection of restaurants, shops and pubs.
The coast is really easy to reach from Alnwick too, both north and south. Southbound you will come to Alnmouth, Warkworth and Amble with the quirky Alnmouth pubs, Beautiful Warkworth beach and rockpools and the interesting Amble harbour. To the north you have Craster with their nationally recognised Swallowfish kipper Smokehouse, Embleton with it’s stunning beach, Beadnell – a watersports haven, Seahouses harbour with famous Billy Shiels Farne Islands boat tours and Bamburgh with it’s magnificent castle.
Drive inland to discover the charming country village of Rothbury, most well known for the landmark Cragside and it’s beautiful grounds. Discover the stunning Ingram Valley and Cheviot Hills for any keen walkers, or even drive up to the borders of Scotland which are very accessible from Northumberland. There is lots to see and do when staying in Alnwick, whether it be on foot from your doorstep or a pleasant drive away. Copperfield House is perfectly situated to enjoy at all times of the year and in all seasons.
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Tips from a local
If the weather isn’t great for outdoor exploring, head up to Barter Books which is an old Victorian train station converted into the most fabulous bookstore, only 10 minutes’ walk from the Copperfield House. Every book you can possibly imagine is here, even some very valuable first additions on display. They have a really lovely café converted from the old waiting rooms in the station if you wanted a nibble and something hot to drink. You can bring old books into Barter Books and exchange them for credits so you can buy something new (or old!) to take home. Pick a good book and get settled in front of one of their many open fires. Dogs and snoozing welcome!
Tips from a local
Bring your rackets with you for a few games of tennis!
Copperfield House is just 350 metres from the Alnwick Tennis Club and Courts on Prudhoe Street. The courts are being completely renovated with brand new flood lights, and there are lessons available to book too!
There is no charge for using the courts; the club simply ask for a small donation towards the upkeep to be posted through the club house letter box as you leave.
To enquire about booking the court for private use, or to arrange a coaching lesson, please contact Grant Watson on 07921 078198 to discuss availability and prices. Please don’t hesitate to contact Coquet Cottages if you have any queries at all.
Tips from a local
Head to the coast and enjoy a day at Alnmouth, just 10 minutes’ drive from Alnwick.
This gorgeous, historic village is full of character, with beautiful buildings and of course a breath-taking view over the dunes, sandy beach and out to sea from the bottom of the main street.
There are some lovely, friendly spots for a bite to eat (The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant & The Hope and Anchor Bar and Restaurant to name a couple of favourites!) and in the summer you can purchase some fab local produce from Scott’s of Alnmouth deli and dine alfresco on the shore.
Tips from a local
Take a walk around Hulne Park in Alnwick, once the hunting grounds of the Percy family and open to the public during the day. Click here to download some routes around Hulne Park, but unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed.
It’s just over 10 minutes walk from Copperfield House to the entrance of the park, walking through a very pretty part of the town to get there. No need to take the car on this occasion!
Tips from a local
Cragside is a must when staying in this area of Northumberland. Cragside was the first country house in the world to be lit using hydroelectric power, pioneered by Lord Armstrong, a key figure in Northumberland. As well as the incredibly interesting and beautiful house, the whole estate is open to the public with its magnificent walks and country trails, as well as a huge children’s play park and a very nice café too.
It’s ran by the National Trust, click HERE to visit the website, it’s about 15 minutes drive from Alnwick.
Alex and Martin
Owners of Copperfield House
We asked Alex and Martin what made them fall in love with Copperfield House
“We fell in love with Northumberland on our very first visit and have been every year since. Copperfield House is the perfect hideaway right in the middle of town. When we first walked down Howick Street, it felt a bit like stepping back in time. We could just imagine the street crowded with people as it would have been when it this house was first built circa 1840. Queen Victoria was relatively new to the throne (her carriages were made right here on Howick Street next door at Jubilee Court).
There is something for everyone… Our 8yr old loves the Harry Potter activities at Alnwick Castle, our 10yr old loves shopping for old Beano annuals at Barter’s Book (both within walking distance of the house), our 16yr old loves the pies at the Ship Inn in Low Newton, the grandmothers love Alnwick Gardens, we love driving through the National Park… and the dog? The Northumberland beaches are without doubt her favourite place in the whole world!”
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